Western Missionaries in China Research Paper by Suzannah

Western Missionaries in China
This paper discusses the influence of Western missionaries on Chinese culture and ideals.
# 95813 | 2,154 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | FR

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This essay considers the distinctive functions of Western missionaries in nineteenth century China and why they became the carriers and promoters of capitalistic, Western Cultures. Through the examination of China's history, including the Opium war and the Boxer Rebellion, the paper determines the influence of Western missionaries upon Chinese culture and how this affected China and her people. The paper shows how these missionaries were seeking to implement change through Western ideals and values that were and still are meaningless to the majority of the Chinese people.

A Global View of China's History With The West
Missionary Zeal and the Boxer Rebellion
Why Western Missionaries Became the Carrier of Chinese

From the Paper:

"Portuguese merchants and Catholic missionaries, who arrived in China during the late sixteenth century, were the first important cultural meetings between China and Europe. And it was through such missionaries, and their converts, that Christianity was introduced into mainland China throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. However, due to the fear of Catholic influence among the Chinese imperial rulers, Christianity was banned in China from 1724-1860. Throughout this period, therefore, missionary efforts were concentrated on other Southeast Asian countries, as the missionaries waited for China to reopen its boarders to foreigners (High Beam Encyclopaedia, Online Article, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Diana Preston - author. The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900. Publisher: Walker. Place of Publication: New York. Publication Year: 2000
  • High Beam Encyclopedia, Online Article, THE OVERSEAS CHINESE NETWORKS AND EARLY BAPTIST MISSIONARY MOVEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, 2007. Information retrieved 04/19/2007. <http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-77557518.html>
  • George A. Hood. Mission Accomplished? The English Presbyterian Mission in Lingtung, South China. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang, 1986, p.288.
  • Jessie Lutz, Christian Missions in China - Evangelists of What? Boston: D.C.Health & Co., 1965, pp. vii-xviii.
  • OMF.org, Online Article, History of the Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 2007.Information retrieved 04/17/2007. < www.omf.org/omf/us/about_omf/history - 25k>

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